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(Sun Herald)   "She referred to Combs' statement last week that residents of the North Gulfport area were 'dumb bastards' because they opposed land development that Combs favored."   ( divider line
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2003-04-15 09:03:25 AM  
who cares about this stupid story?
2003-04-15 09:04:55 AM  
Maybe I'm missing something here, but how does "dumb bastards" = racist?
2003-04-15 09:06:11 AM  

Dumb bastards.
2003-04-15 09:06:50 AM  
Damn Political Correctness. You just can't call people what they are anymore. A garbage man is a "sanitation engineer". A guy that pumps gas is a "petroleum transfer engineer". And a sexual pervert is referred to as "Mr. President".
2003-04-15 09:08:30 AM  
Something tells me the mayor said more than "dumb bastards", based on all the references to race in the article. Either the paper is omitting a racial slur, or there's something about the racial makeup of the community that makes a specific reference to people in North Gulfport as "dumb bastards" a racial attack.

My money's on the former.
2003-04-15 09:08:38 AM  
He did make a valid point about North Gulfport residents being dumb bastards, though.
2003-04-15 09:09:27 AM  
And a sexual pervert is referred to as "Mr. President".

Don't you mean "nose-candy-sniffin' drunkard?"

Waitasec, you were referring to the last prez. Never mind.
2003-04-15 09:10:45 AM  
"Dumb bastards"?????
That boy aint right!
I would have at least called them donkey-raping-shiat-eaters.
2003-04-15 09:10:53 AM  
OOOOH, their tiny wittle feelings were hurted. Owie Owie. Grow the fark up and get over it.
2003-04-15 09:11:24 AM  
It looks to me like he has come down on the side of smart bastards vs. the dumb bastards. Clueless what his military service had to do with it, guess there were smart bastards and dumb bastards under his command and back then he had no preference

2003-04-15 09:13:09 AM  
If you call someone from Newfoundland a "Newfie" are you a racist?
2003-04-15 09:13:48 AM  
..or would you have to call someone a dumb newfie bastard in order for it to be racist?
2003-04-15 09:15:47 AM  
It is sometimes difficult to decide what to call citizens from a particular city. Now people from New York are called New Yorkers. People from Dallas are Dallasites. Perhaps dumb bastards is the proper term for people from North Gulfport, Mississippi.
2003-04-15 09:17:31 AM  
i see it all so clearly now. FLAMEWAR!
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2003-04-15 09:17:36 AM  
Who's the dumb bastard who submitted this lame story and who's the dumb bastard that never posts the items I submit that are a million times more interesting than this?
2003-04-15 09:18:13 AM  
well as they say, loose lips sink ships, or your own ship anyway.

I think that the "race" issue has to do with the ethnic minority that occupies the land that they want to develop. Whatever, it's politics, in a few weeks something else will happen and the people will forget all about hating the mayor. We just watched it happen at the national level.
2003-04-15 09:19:46 AM  
Is it racist to say "Whites will rule all, and ni**ers will burn in hell"

If so, I think I'm in deep shiat......
2003-04-15 09:20:48 AM  
Four more articles from the Sun Herald may shed some light on the incident.

Mayor: Development foes are "dumb bastards"


'Bad choice of words'
2003-04-15 09:21:50 AM  
Ok, three.

I dropped the article on a Louisiana Native Guard march that will include messages of protest regarding the mayor's insult, but you can still easily find it by searching for "Ken Combs" on the site.
2003-04-15 09:22:39 AM  
What, a mayor that has some sort of vested interest in a land development deal? Say it isn't so! I've never heard of such a thing.

What, people in town that are opposed to the same deal want to get the mayor removed? Egads!

/disney movie
2003-04-15 09:23:58 AM  
2003-04-15 09:25:01 AM  

He he he..

"I think they're dealing with a higher intelligence quotient over there," Combs said. "We're dealing with some dumb bastards. I'm not running for re-election so I guess I can say that. None of those people voted for me anyway."

I hope he isn't planning on opening a car dealership or something after he leaves office, he's not much good at being a "people person."
2003-04-15 09:30:02 AM  
what in the fark is this crap?
2003-04-15 09:40:02 AM  
In one of those other articles he was refering to environmental activists as well. I think he's spot on calling most of them dumb bastards.
2003-04-15 09:43:08 AM  
don't agree with da black fokes? you be racist.
tries to eemprove they surroundin's? you be racist.
call dem dumb bastards? you be right on.

these freakin jesse jackson asshats need to just sit on the porch with a 40 and a blunt and wait for da first. word.

2003-04-15 10:03:44 AM  
So it was actually racist when he said he wasn't running for re election and "those people" didn't vote for him anyway

This is the worst farking story ever - if you're going to post a asshat story about small town racism at least pick the best article about it
2003-04-15 10:13:00 AM  
Oh crap. I submitted this last week when the incident broke. It's 20 miles from home and it's the big story here. Just what we needed, another damn-fool politician running his mouth and reinforcing stereotypical impressions of southern attitude.

Well, I'm headed back to the trailer park thread and making fun of California trailer park people.
2003-04-15 10:18:23 AM  
Under state law, a mayor cannot be removed from office unless they move outside city limits, are convicted of a crime or steal money from city hall.

* points at Mississippi, laughs *
2003-04-15 10:25:54 AM  
Okay, I'm from the Coast area, where Gulfport is. Basically, North Gulfport is like 95% black, and he's right, they didn't vote for him. Ken Combs is in favor of developing the land in an area that would affect these people -- for the better, he thinks. The people in North Gulfport oppose this development, so he called them dumb bastards. It has nothing to do with race, it has to do with small city politics.

On the race note, though... Mississippi has the market cornered on dumb black people (who are called n!gg3rs) AND dumb white people (who are called crackers, or rednecks). Race is the first issue to enter any argument between people of different color, and it's mostly the black people who bring it up, because in this area all they have to do is scream racism and they can get their way.
2003-04-15 11:00:37 AM  
Sorry, but the North Gulfport politicians have needed a good swift kick in the ass for a LONG time. Even back when I lived in Gulfport (pre-casino), these idiots opposed every proposal as "racist" or disproportionately burdensome on the shiathole that is North Gulfport regardless of the facts. Combs' first mistake was actually holding out hope that a fact session would cut through the anti-development BS that is spoonfed by these political whores on a regular basis to create the illusion that they are serving their citizens.
2003-04-15 11:32:37 AM  
i thought this story was gonna be about Puff Daddy (Sean Combs). I started reading it and was worried that he became a mayor.
2003-04-15 12:18:53 PM  
ahh, only in the south...
2003-04-15 12:41:09 PM  
SmokeBreak and WhoaNelly are on the money.

I am from Gulfport, and was bussed into the North Gulfport area rountinely as a child to make the school population more "equitable". North Gulfport used to be a community in the county north of the city of Gulfport. It became a section of the city proper when it was annexed as part of a huge chunk of Harrison County over a decade ago. It was a shaithole then, and is still a shiathole, all due to the residents opposing development of any kind. Because development increases property value. Which means your $100-a-month crack house will be raised to the ground for a $800-a-month multi-unit condo. Which means you will have to try and find a new crack house. It's called progress, which is something the "dumb bastards" of North Gulfport don't want. Now, when someone refers to the "dumb bastards" that are white and living in a similar situation in a trailer park, is that being racist also?

Live in NYC now, have also lived in Chicago and LA. There is more racism in any one of those 3 cities as there is in the whole state of MS. Get your head out of your ass and do some traveling before you throw stones you ignorant asshats!
2003-04-15 01:12:51 PM  
True, Jrshull. I've lived in Manhattan and Chicago, and both are far worse than Mississippi, especially the coast, on the racism front.
2003-04-15 02:09:17 PM  
What a dumb bastard. (I'll leave the reference open-ended, so feel free to mentally fill in whoever is appropriate).
2003-04-15 02:27:39 PM  
Jethro Tull rocks!
2003-04-15 04:39:30 PM  
YES!!!! Success!!! After over a year of trying!!! I've posted an article! I can die now!!!

Anyways. My apologies to those of you who think this story is stupid. I read the article in print at work the other day and laughed out loud when I got to the headline quote. That's all I really intended anyone to read.

And, weirdly enough, it seems like theres more Farkers on the coast besides myself than I originally thought...
2003-04-15 05:30:29 PM  
i wouldn't limit 'dumb bastards' to just North Gulfport... we must include the rest of the coast... specially those that drive.
2003-04-15 05:41:30 PM  
coast area farkers should farkin get together... sheeeeet mang
2003-04-15 07:36:25 PM  
Woohoo!! Party at Sinrr's house!! ;O)
Hey Shostie, I didn't mean any offense when I said your article was boring. Sorry about that! It was actually pretty cool seeing an article from the coast on Fark. :O)
2003-04-15 08:27:25 PM  
To my homies from Gulfport, I hear you. Sucka, I come straight out tha' Grove!
2003-04-15 09:03:07 PM  
First! Boo-ya!

/ego trip
2003-04-15 09:38:50 PM  
As a former Mississippian, and having grown up close to Gulfport I don't doubt that racism in the south is still rearing its ugly head. The kids at school practiced volunteer segregation, and guess who usually populated housing projects. But it's still not as bad as it used to be. The coast is also a little more advanced than the northern part of the state. I know, I've seen worse in the more rural areas. That's one reason I moved, that and the "We don't like no one but the lord god almighty tellin us what to do".
2003-04-22 04:49:46 AM  
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